Colombia

Colombia is in the north-western part of South America and is the only country with a coast line both on the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.  The country can be divided into three land regions; the Coastal Lowlands contain farm lands, cities, plantations, and cattle ranches.  The Pacific Lowlands consist of swamps and dense forest, and the Andes Mountains cover about a third of the country.  The equator  crosses the southern part of Colombia; there parts of the country have a chilly climate due to the high altitude.  Colombia was named after the explorer, Christopher Columbus.  Most of the people live in the Andes Mountains basins and valleys which are in the  western part of the country. Colombia is a Spanish-speaking country and they consider their Spanish purer than any other Latin-American countries.   Colombia began printing their stamps in 1859, and then in 1938 they began printing stamps of Mary. 

The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2000.

 


 

Entrance to Church of the Rosary
L'entrée de l'église du Rosaire
Date: 07/27/1938; 
Scott: 458; Y&T: 314

 

 

 

 

 

Las Lajas Shrine
Le sanctuaire de Las Lajas
Date: 01/15/1954; 
Scott: C 252; Y&T: 251

 

 

Tapestry-Madonna
Tapisserie-La Madone
Date: 12/06/1954; 
Scott: 629; Y&T: 494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tapestry-Madonna
Tapisserie-La Madone
Date: 12/06/1954; 
Scott: C 263; Y&T: 262

 

 

 

 

Virgin of Chiquinquira-
Patron Saint of Colombia
La Vierge de Chiquinquira-
Patronne de la Colombie

Date: 12/04/1954; 
Scott: C 262; 
Y&T: 268

 

Virgin of Chiquinquira-
Patron Saint of Colombia
La Vierge de Chiquinquira-
Patronne de la Colombie

Date: 12/04/1954; 
Scott: C 291; 
Y&T: 294

 

 

 

Virgin of Chiquinquira
La Vierge de Chiquinquira
Date: 05/12/1958; 
Scott: C 686; 
Y&T: 560

Saltmine Chapel, Zipaquira, Cundinamarca
Chapelle de mine de sel, Zipaquira, Cundinamarca
Date: 1956; 
Scott: 653; Y&T: 518

 

 

 

Holy Family
La Saint Famille
Date: 11/22/94
Scott:  1109
Y&T: 1024

 

 

 

Nativity
La nativite
Date: 11-19-98
Scott:  1148
Y&T:-

Adoration of the Magi
L'adoration des rois mages
Date: 12/20/91
Scott:  C 844
Y&T: 841


   

Legend:  SCOTT = Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue issued by: Scott Publishing Co.
             Y&T = Catalogue Yvert et Tellier
             B/F = Bloc/Feuillet


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